(WBIR) Knoxville voters will officially get a chance to decide if they want wine in their grocery stores.
The referendum question will appear on the November ballot for the City of Knoxville, according to Knox County Election Commissioner Cliff Rodgers.
He said workers stopped counting Friday when they reached 3,455 certified signatures. Around 3,400 signatures were needed.
Rodgers said workers will begin looking at submitted Knox County signatures starting Monday. Getting wine in grocery stores on the ballot in Knox County will require more than 6,000 signatures.
Earlier this week, election officials announced Farragut also received enough signatures.
In communities where the referendum passes, retail stores will be able to sell wine starting July 1, 2016.
The group Red, White, and Food organized the petition campaign. Food City, Kroger, and Publix grocery stores put competition aside to team up to gather signatures.
Food City put tables out at every store. Knoxville's district manager, Randy Williams said they put a lot of time and effort into the campaign.
"We're really proud... for our customers to get the choice about putting wine in our stores," Williams said, "There's a large overwhelming number of our customers who want that option, who want to see it happen."